When deciding where to receive care for your cancer, you may have a few options. One option is a community cancer center, which is where most people with cancer receive their care. These facilities may be closer to your home and may be associated with a city or county. Another option is an academic medical center, which is typically associated with a university, trains medical professionals, and is often located in an urban area. A National Cancer Institute (NCI) center may be another option, which focuses on research and is also located in an urban area.
Click the links below to learn more about the types of cancer centers and how to choose one.
- American Cancer Society: Choosing a Cancer Center or Hospital
- American College of Surgeons: About Cancer Program Categories
- Susan G. Komen: Choosing a Hospital